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SPAIN: Bard of Ely, Old Dogs New Tricks in Tenerife

On March 19th, starting at 7pm, Paddy McGinty's in Adeje, Spain will host an OWB benefit featuring Bard of Ely, Old Dogs New Tricks, M4, Arturo, and Terry Whelan. Bard of Ely is a singer, songwriter, poet, compere, eco-warrior, actor, techno-folk fusion pioneer, and ordained Celtic Bard who is the principal bard of the Travelling Court of Camelot, the musical wing of a Druid order. He is also an author--"Herbs of the Northern Shaman" (book) and articles for the Health Section of the Tenerife News--and is featured in many himself, "a genuine iconic figure".

Bard of Ely plays a mainly acoustic, eclectic mixture of self-penned songs and covers. He has often been compared with Neil Young and his music has been released on the Welsh Crai Records label, as well as having tracks on the Green Man Festival CD. He has performed several times at the Glastonbury Festival and was the compere for the Avalon Stage 2 years in a row. Bard of Ely's music has been used on several TV programmes including 'Family Affairs' on Channel 5. His controversial "You're a Liar, Nicky Wire" was rave reviewed in the NME. He is the frontman for TAFFIA, a 3-member band which has recently released an EP of the same name.

Old Dogs New Tricks are a duo who perform rock covers and have become one of the most popular acts on Tenerife. They have released four CDs, including "Better Late...Than Never", "Better Than Average Party CD", and "Dangerously Better", their latest. In May they will be touring the UK, and a DVD is in the works. They can be seen seven nights a week in cabaret bars and hotels, playing their extensive repertoire of songs from the '60's through the latest releases, including the music of Cher, Blondie, The Pretenders, The Who, Joe Cocker, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Shania Twain, Sheryl Crow, and many others.

Jill, on guitar and vocals, has a background in theater and Cole Porter musicals, as well as early classical training, which earned her the moniker "the Julie Andrews of rock". Changing her voice from sweet soprano to husky baritone, she has now become a favorite at smoky pubs and nightclubs. Bob, on guitar and vocals, has long had a dream to be a rock star, but detoured into football and then played the UK with the Rosettis--a popular R&B and blues band--first, before forming Old Dogs New Tricks and touring throughout the south of England for five years, appearing in pubs and clubs with a repertoire of classic rock and R&B.

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